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a tuning fork test made by placing a vibrating tuning fork at some point on the midline of the head and noting whether it is perceived as heard in the midline (normal) or referred to either ear (middle ear disease). If it is heard better in the affected ear, there is conductive hearing loss; if it is heard better in the normal ear, there is sensorineural hearing loss.
test in which the stem of a vibrating tuning fork is placed on the midline of the head to ascertain in which ear the sound is heard by bone conduction. The sound will be perceived in the affected ear when a unilateral conductive hearing loss is present or in the unaffected ear when there is a unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The result of this test is combined with the result of the Rinne test to interpretation of the type of hearing loss.
Weber testNeurology A hearing test in which a vibrating tuning fork is used to evaluate hearing by placing it on the middle of the head–the vertex. See Hearing test.
We·ber test(vā'ber test)
Test in which the stem of a vibrating tuning fork is placed on the midline of the head to ascertain in which ear the sound is heard by bone conduction.
A hearing test using a vibrating tuning fork which is held at various points along the midline of the skull and face.
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Weber,Friedrich Eugen, German otologist, 1823-1891.
Weber test - determines unilateral hearing loss by using a vibrating tuning fork.